PCC supports ‘It’s not OK’ message in sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week

Tim Passmore, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner.

Tim Passmore, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner. - Credit: Archant

Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore is highlighting the work being done across the county to support victims of sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness.

With the strapline 'It's not OK', a week-long Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week campaign takes place across the UK from February 6-12. It aims to raise awareness of sexual abuse and sexual violence, the support that is available and how to prevent it.

Sexual violence can have devastating and long-lasting effects on the victim so Mr Passmore, Suffolk's PCC, has allocated more than £2m to organisations providing support and counselling to victims of domestic abuse and serious sexual offences in the county.

Mr Passmore said: 'We know that serious sexual offences are under-reported in Suffolk, and I understand why but I am determined that we do all we can to improve this situation.'

Visit www.sexualabuseandsexualviolenceawarenessweek.org/ The Twitter hashtag being used is #itsnotOK2017

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